N.J. Firefighter Charged with Lying About Being Struck

A New Jersey firefighter who claimed he was struck by a hit-and-run driver outside a firehouse last month has been charged after cops say they've determined he made it all up. 

Joseph Fehl, 36, a Wallington firefighter and first aid squad member, has been charged with  insurance fraud and filing a false report, according to The Cliff View Pilot. 

Fehl told police that he was struck by a dark, compact vehicle on July 3. He went to Hackensack University Medical Center for treatment of some scratches and bruises.

Investigating officers found no debris, and located two surveillance cameras that had direct views of the firehouse, the paper reported. 

The footage showed a number of vehicles passing the firehouse, but none turning. Officers also saw Fehl pull in, and get out. 

The investigator said he interviewed two other squad members before obtaining the charges against Fehl for filing the bogus report.

 

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